Dietary Supplement Glucosamine May Help in Preventing Seizures
A new study from the USA suggests that a dietary supplement glucosamine can be used to cut excitability in brain cells, a trigger for seizures, and making it possible to find new treatments for epilepsy.
For the study, a team of researchers tested their theory by monitoring the effects of the dietary supplement against neural excitability. They explain that this supplement blocks an enzyme that clears O-GlcNAcylation from the brain which leads to a rapid increase in levels of the protein.
In general, the team concluded: Our findings support the conclusion that protein O-GlcNAcylation is a regulator of neuronal excitability, and it represents a promising target for further research on seizure disorder therapeutics.”
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